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New horn installed. That was a job. The new horn required nuts on the back versus just screws from the outside. I didn't fit through the door so instead of removing the door my wife and daughter helped from inside.
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Amazon.com : TOTAL MARINE Pactrade Compact Drop in Hidden Electric Horn, White/Silver Grills : Sports & Outdoors is what I bought about 2 weeks ago. Now it's showing it's unavailable. I mainly bought that particular one because it came with a stainless grill which I knew would look better than white on my wrap. Seems like a decent piece but it required nuts on backside versus screws going into the horn like the horn I removed which I assume was original. Something where the screws tap into the horn would be easier to install.Can you share which horn u bought please
Thank you. I had planned to do a full color flag and had my guys ready to print it and on the way back from a job saw and American flag in black on a Jeep window or something and I thought this would look much cleaner, better so that's what we did.
Thank you. It's been a fun project. I ordered the interior today so that will be the biggest project but I doubt that I'll install that until the season is over.I’m enjoying seeing the revival and transformation of your boat. Very nice! I agree, you need to inspect your impellers and wear rings. She should be cruising at right around 50, or close to it. In regards to the fuel gauge not working, chances are it’s the sending unit. See my signature for the KUS part number.
Now, just to clarify, the view you posted is from the back, and you want to check the leading edge of the impellers. I'd be looking into where you're leaking water into the boat asap. You can just grab a hose, and fill the bilge, then look for water leaking out also. I'm not surprised if that scupper skyrocketed in price, but that seems a little excessive... Here, quick google search of the part number and I found this...Thank you. It's been a fun project. I ordered the interior today so that will be the biggest project but I doubt that I'll install that until the season is over.
I was able to see the impellers better than I thought I could, even without taking anything apart. The pic below is of the starboard side. There is a slight ding at about 5pm but it's pretty minimal. I took a picture of the port impeller but it's pretty blurry. Other than that ding, to me they look great, very appropriate for about 135 hours of use. I guess I can open things up and look better but I'm not seeing anything that indicates the impellers are the problem.
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I'm wondering if I was taking on more water than I realized and that was the problem. The plug I had didn't go in 100% of the way to the o-ring. It looks like the threads are a little messed up. Unfortunately I didn't pull the plug at the boat ramp when I took the boat out because I needed to rush to get home, so I don't know how much water I took on. I know I saw the bilge pumping at times but I wasn't watching as much as I should to know how much it was really running. By the time I made an hour drive home, if there was any water in the boat it had stopped draining. I'm going to make sure I have a better fitting plug when I return to the river in 2 weeks. I'm also going to check in the rear where the cleanout ports are to see if there are any signs of excess water. My scupper seems to be in great condition but I guess I'm going to replace that too. Only place I'm finding the one everyone uses is Amazon at about $130 which seems steep but I don't see a better option.
Thank you, for finding that scupper much cheaper, I did go ahead and order that. I looked at the impellers from the front edge and they both look great to me so I don't think that's the issue.Now, just to clarify, the view you posted is from the back, and you want to check the leading edge of the impellers. I'd be looking into where you're leaking water into the boat asap. You can just grab a hose, and fill the bilge, then look for water leaking out also. I'm not surprised if that scupper skyrocketed in price, but that seems a little excessive... Here, quick google search of the part number and I found this...
I replaced the tires on the trailer with the same size that was on it. I know they weren't original but I'm pretty sure that's the original size. They fit the original wheels. I did go radial versus bias ply.View attachment 153492
Does anyone know is this the orignal size of the tire? i noticed a delaminated tire when we got to storage but then started on other stuff and forgot tog et a pic to order a tire and the boat is about 250 miles away Just happy it didnt blow clean delamination the whole center part
Yes, the drain plug goes directly into the compartment with the "mufflers".Thank you, for finding that scupper much cheaper, I did go ahead and order that. I looked at the impellers from the front edge and they both look great to me so I don't think that's the issue.
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I don't know if I took on a lot of water but I suspect that maybe I did. I took a peak through the cleanout tray access holes and didn't see signs of excessive water but you can't see much and it was dark. The drain plug feeds from the open area under the cleanout tray, right? I plan to put the plug in like I had it Saturday and fill that with water. How much it drains out should give an idea how much water could have been flowing in.
I confirmed my fuel gauge sending unit is bad so I'll get that ordered.
My compass is shot, is there a replacement insert for that?
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My depth gauge appears bad per the manual. Any recommendations? I like something that matches, chrome bezel, black face. I think the ones with air and water temp are pretty cool but I don't know if I want to spend that much.
We'll I ordered the scupper last night but unfortunately the place you linked to sent me an email this morning saying they don't actually have the scupper valve in stock. Luckily I found one at http://www.duskyonline.com/ , called to confirm they have it in stock and they did so that is ordered and I should have it end of this week/beginning of next.Yes, the drain plug goes directly into the compartment with the "mufflers".
I am not aware of a direct replacement "instert", unfortunately. I haven't looked for one, either, so that doesn't mean much.
I haven't really looked at depth gauges either, since I've got a Garmin... would be nice to have water temp constantly displayed, though... I have to go from chart plotter to fish finder for the water temp... kind of annoying.